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CLUAS Writers: profile of John Ford

John lives with his wife & kids in Oceanside, California (a bit north of San Diego). He is a nurse at a VA (U.S. Dept of Veteran's Affairs) hospital who takes care of vets with HIV/AIDS. In 1973 his brother took him (age 14) to a show by The Who (the Quadrophenia tour) and he was hooked for life. His second musical epiphany was at a Springsteen show in '78. He first wrote about music for CLUAS in 1999 and still continues to do so today (while occasionally straying off into politics).

Joined CLUAS: May 1999

Favourite Bands:

The Beatles, Pete Townsend, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Eels, Beck, Springsteen, Clash & U2.

Favourite Films:

The Searchers, Lord of the Rings, A Hard Day's Night, City Lights, Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, Close Encounters

Favourite Books:

Grapes of Wrath, Trinity (he named his son after Conor Larkin), Lord of the Rings, The Sun Also Rises and The Razor's Edge

Some of John Ford's articles published on CLUAS:

Feature articles...

Album reviews...

Gig reviews...

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